Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Nelson Dean unites science & faith

The new Dean of Nelson, the Very Rev Dr Graham O’Brien talked with Taonga this week about the pastoral, theological and scientific background he brings to his leadership role at Christ Church Cathedral Nelson.
 The Nelson Mail introduces Dean Graham
 Covid-19 Delta: Christians can do more than pray

Ordinary blessings made sublime

The Rev Glynn Cardy has written a ‘Book of Blessings’ that entice the reader to consider the divine blessings that can arise from the ordinary things of life.

Church installs new standards monitor

The Anglican Church has installed a Ministry Standards Commission to help it ensure that ministers and office holders exercise the exemplary level of conduct the Anglican Church owes to all those in its care.

Anglicans urge G7 vaccine share

The Anglican Communion’s Health and Community Network and the global Anglican Alliance for aid, development and advocacy have called on the G7 group of countries to share their Covid-19 vaccination stocks.
• Surplus vaccines must be shared say Anglicans

Anglicans back LGBT conversion ban

The Archbishops of Aotearoa and New Zealand have joined this Church’s Social Justice Unit and Māori, Pakeha and Polynesian T3 youth, to stand up for the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which sets out to protect LGBTQIA+ people from harmful practices that attempt to change their sexual orientation. 

Afghanistan call on Govt grows

Church leaders and Christian aid and development agencies have joined Afghan New Zealanders and legal advocates to amplify their call on the Government to do our part for the people of Afghanistan.
• Resources to help your ministry unit join #ActforAfghanistan
• Pressure remains on Government to take action
• Govt faces mounting pressure to rescue stranded NZers, Afghans
• Afghan interpreters wait outside parliament

GSSC endorses St John’s review

The Anglican Church’s General Synod Standing Committee has endorsed the independent review into the culture of St John’s Theological College and committed the Church to the timeline set out in the review’s recommendations.
• Doug Martin to chair St John’s group

CWS urges Govt to support Afghans

Christian World Service has joined Wellington and Canterbury-based Afghan communities alongside eight aid and human rights' organisations to ask the New Zealand Government for $10 million in urgent humanitarian aid for Afghanistan.

Akld Mission breaks food parcel record

Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai, has reported that Auckland’s latest Alert Level 4 has led to a regrettable new record of 6000 food boxes going to families in need since lockdown began.

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